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It has been suggested that Corolla be merged into this article or section. (Discuss)
For the petals of chakras, see Petal (chakra).
Tetrameric flower of the Primrose Willowherb (Ludwigia octovalvis) showing petals and sepals
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Tetrameric flower of the Primrose Willowherb (Ludwigia octovalvis) showing petals and sepals
This tulip has dozens of petals.
This tulip has dozens of petals.

A petal (Greek: leaf, tablet), regarded as a highly modified leaf, is one member or part of the corolla of a flower. It is the inner part of the perianth that comprises the sterile parts of a flower and consists of inner and outer tepals. These tepals are usually differentiated into petals and sepals. The term "tepal" is usually applied when the petals and sepals are similar in shape and color. In a "typical" flower the petals are showy and colored and surround the reproductive parts. The number of petals in a flower (see merosity) is indicative of the plant's classification: dicots having typically four or five petals and monocots having three, or some multiple of three, petals. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Corolla can be: A Latin-language term for crown The Toyota Corolla, a model of automobile manufactured by Toyota The corolla is one whorl of the perianth of a flower and composed of petals The town of Corolla, North Carolina This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that... In chakrology (see also esotericism and Tantra) the number of petals in a chakra identifies a characteristic of an individual chakra. ... Download high resolution version (800x851, 151 KB)Image of a primrose willowherb Ludwigia octovalvis (Family Onagraceae), flower showing petals and sepals. ... Download high resolution version (800x851, 151 KB)Image of a primrose willowherb Ludwigia octovalvis (Family Onagraceae), flower showing petals and sepals. ... Look up perianth in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Genera Boisduvallia Calylophus Camissonia Chamerion Circaea Clarkia Epilobium Eucharidium Fuchsia Gaura Gayophytum Gongylocarpus Hauya Hemifuchsia Heterogaura Isnardia Jussiaea Lopezia Ludwigia Oenothera Stenosiphon Xylonagra Zauschneria The Onagraceae or Willowherb family (or Evening Primose family) is a family of flowering plants. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3504x2336, 2898 KB) Summary Yellow tulip. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3504x2336, 2898 KB) Summary Yellow tulip. ... Species See text Tulip (Tulipa) is a genus of about 100 species of flowering plants in the family Liliaceae. ... Clivia miniata bears bright orange flowers. ... Look up perianth in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Flower of the Primrose Willowherb (Ludwigia octovalvis) showing petals and sepals A sepal is one member or part of the calyx of a flower. ... Look up perianth in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Young castor oil plant showing its prominent two embryonic leaves (cotyledons), that differ from the adult leaves An example of a trimerous and non-eudicot flower: Magnolia Dicotyledons or dicots are a group of flowering plants whose seed typically contains two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. ... Orders Base Monocots: Acorus Alismatales Asparagales Dioscoreales Liliales Pandanales Family Petrosaviaceae Commelinids: Arecales Commelinales Poales Zingiberales Family Dasypogonaceae The Monocotyledons or monocots are an extremely important group of flowering plants, dominating great parts of the earth and with many economically important plants. ...


There exists considerable variation in form of petals among the flowering plants. The petals can be united towards the base, forming a floral tube. In some flowers, the entire perianth forms a cup (called a calyx tube) surrounding the gynoecium, with the sepals, petals, and stamens attached to the rim of the cup. Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also called angiosperms) are a major group of land plants. ...


The flowers of some species lack or have very much reduced petals. These are often referred to as apetalous. Examples of flowers with much reduced perianths are found among the grasses. Subfamilies There are 7 subfamilies: Subfamily Arundinoideae Subfamily Bambusoideae Subfamily Centothecoideae Subfamily Chloridoideae Subfamily Panicoideae Subfamily Pooideae Subfamily Stipoideae The true grasses are monocotyledonous plants (Class Liliopsida) in the Family Poaceae, also known as Gramineae. ...


The petals are usually the most conspicuous parts of a flower, and the petal whorl or corolla may be either radially or bilaterally symmetrical. If all of the petals are essentially identical in size and shape, the flower is said to be regular or actinomorphic (meaning 'ray-formed'). Many flowers are symmetrical in only one plane (i.e., symmetry is bilateral) and are termed irregular or zygomorphic (meaning yoke- or pair-formed). In irregular flowers, other floral parts may be modified from the regular form, but the petals show the greatest deviation from radial symmetry. Examples of zygomorphic flowers may be seen in orchids and members of the pea family. The petal is the colorful, often showy part of a plant. Orchid re-directs here; for alternate uses see Orchid (disambiguation) Genera Over 800 See List of Orchidaceae genera. ... Subfamilies Faboideae Caesalpinioideae Mimosoideae References GRIN-CA 2002-09-01 The name Fabaceae belongs to either of two families, depending on viewpoint. ...


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